St. Mauritius (Königshofen)

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The Church of St. Mauritius in Koenigshofen

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Mauritius in Königshofen was built in 1836. It was built in the late classical style.


Around the year 822, the parish Königshofen was first mentioned as Martin Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Würzburg belonged. The first traces that are still visible today were built in the early second millennium AD. The basement and portal were built here. The church was expanded and rebuilt towards the end of the 15th century. After Königshofen became Baden in 1836, the parish was now also assigned to the Archdiocese of Freiburg . For reasons of space, the church was renewed at that time and redesigned in today's late classical style .

The Mauritius Church is now part of the Lauda-Königshofen pastoral care unit, which is assigned to the Tauberbischofsheim deanery of the Archdiocese of Freiburg .



The high altar of the St. Mauritius Church

In the St. Mauritius Church in Königshofen there are a few smaller altars in addition to the high altar.

The new version of the high altar comes from Robert Bronold from Gerlachsheim . The larger-than-life Paul and Peter figures were carved by Otto Lieb based on the old model . The 19th century baroque canopy retable has been decorating the church since 1977/88. It was brought here from Schönfeld for this purpose .

The baroque side altar is a remnant of the previous church. It shows the scene of the immaculate conception . Furthermore, Saints Joachim and Anna are on the altar. To the right of it you can see another three saints, including St. Sebastian and St. Nepomuk . The third saint is not identified.


There are three large paintings in the St. Mauritius Church in Königshofen.

The ceiling painting was painted in 1938 by the brothers August and Josef Braun. The picture shows the triumph of the cross.

The Stations of the Cross of St. Mauritius Church were also made by the Braun brothers.

Like the ceiling painting and the Stations of the Cross, the ceiling painting in the choir was created by August and Josef Braun. In this picture the revelation of Jesus with a sacred heart to Margareta Maria Alacoque is shown.

Bronze door

The bronze door of the portal of the St. Mauritius Church

The two-leaf bronze door in the western step portal was created in 1972 by Otto Sonnleitner . It shows a scene from the story of creation.


The pulpit from Gerlachsheim was built in the early baroque period. In 1962 it was transferred from the Holy Cross Church in Gerlachsheim to Königshofen.


The present organ was built in 1984 by the Orgelbau Vleugel workshop as their Opus 200. It has 22 registers on two manuals and pedal , which are played via sliding chests with mechanical action .


The bells, dating from 1956, were made in Heidelberg by the Friedrich Wilhelm Schilling bell foundry . It has a 6-part C-ring. The minor seventh-non motif sounds in the melody line. You are in the bell tower, in the middle above the entrance gable.


  • Joachim Braun: Church life in Königshofen past and present , in Hugo Ott, History of Königshofen an der Tauber , Lauda-Königshofen 1992, pp. 196-231.
  • Hugo Ott: 1836-1986 150 years of building history of the current parish church of St. Mauritius zu Königshofen , in Hugo Ott, Geschichte von Königshofen an der Tauber , Lauda-Königshofen 1992, pp. 232–247.

Web links

Commons : St. Mauritius  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. St. Mauritius Church . Online at Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. a b c d e f g h St. Mauritius Church . Online at Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Deanery Tauberbischofsheim: Pastoral conception of the Deanery Tauberbischofsheim . (PDF, 1.3 MB). Resolution of July 21, 2011. Online at Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Deanery Tauberbischofsheim: Pastoral care units of the Deanery Tauberbischofsheim . Online at December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Opus list of the Orgelbau Vleugels GmbH workshop
  6. The bells of the St. Mauritius Church . Online at Retrieved November 17, 2016.

Coordinates: 49 ° 32 '55.7 "  N , 9 ° 43' 54.6"  E